But I’ve just been so busy!  July and August totally whizzed by in a frenzy of hair training, weddings, bank holidays, babies being born (not mine!!) and photoshoots!

Back in  July I decided to branch out and do a hair up course at the wonderful Follies Academy in Kent with the lovely Sarah Rumsey.  Although my passion is beauty, I admit I am AWFUL at doing  hair so I really needed to learn from the bottom up.  This 2 day course was fantastic!  Learning everything from which styling products to use and which tools to use to create the right look.  What do you think of my hairstyle below?ImageAnd the lovely Sarah introduced me to the wonderful world of clip in hair extensions.  I have wanted to grow my hair for ages, but it seems to be taking forever so as soon as I finished the course I invested, what do you think?

ImageSo I am practicing the hair do’s and will keep you updated with my progress!

On the 1st August 2012 this year I was lucky enough to be asked by one of my oldest friends to be birthing partner when she gave birth to her little boy Mylo Lennon.  It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, one that I will always cherish, and that little boy will always be incredibly special to me.  Welcome to the world Mylo!

As the height of summer kicked in Flame Beauty has been involved in a multitude of weddings from brides as far as away as Canada to Brentwood in Essex.  I have loved every single minute of it, I love my bridal work and want to focus a lot on this side of the business moving forward.  I now have bookings to October 2013 so if you are looking for wedding makeup, then don’t hesitate to book me soon!

The most recent thing that I have been getting my teeth in to is looking at working with models and photographers to build my portfolio and branch out in to more fashion/editorial makeup work.  My heart has always been in makeup, and although I also really love my beauty work, I want to explore other avenues which may be available to me in the future.  I ahve met some fantastic people and worked with some lovely models in a variety of locations.  If any of you have any ideas or inspiration for a shoot, let me know!

Things I am loving at the moment…… They’re Real mascara by benefit, the BEST mascara I have ever used by a mile.  I will be buying this in bulk from now on!  And Essie’s new metallic polish collection, looks amazing on fingers and toes and great for autumn/winter.

Bye for now!!